2013-2016 Cadillac ATS recall will get software update

Oh dear, it is not a good time for the car industry, as yet another recall has been announced, although nothing to do with poor emissions this time. Cadillac has issued a recall for its 2013-2016 ATS sedan, 96,145 in the US, although there is a total of 119,339 units, which obviously included Canada and Mexico as well.

2013-2016 Cadillac ATS recall will get software update

The reason that Cadillac has to recall these vehicles is due to the coil antenna module used to power the defogger, as this can overheat. Thankfully, from the four reported fires there have been no injuries.

There is a chance that critically weak terminal connectivity is to blame, which was during the manufacturing process. Thankfully, only around 1 percent of these vehicle will have this problem.

However, this still means Cadillac has to recall all those models and the NHTSA says that the carmaker will reflash the ATS’ Electronic Climate Control module, as this is what would usually turn the rear defogger on when the engine is started. Another issue was how the 2013 model would keep the rear defogger on in low temperatures at high speeds, but this software update will disable that feature. Do you have another Cadillac issue you are concerned about, if so then please share on our dedicate problems page.